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  • Laura's Likes: Wake Up Edition

    Laura's Likes: Wake Up Edition

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:37:11 GMT
    In this week’s Laura’s Likes, she has some ideas to help you put a skip in your step. Mornings can be a little rough for some of us, so here are some products that might help you get up and go or just put a kick in your morning routine.
    In this week’s Laura’s Likes, she has some ideas to help you put a skip in your step. Mornings can be a little rough for some of us, so here are some products that might help you get up and go or just put a kick in your morning routine.
  • In Internet TV case, Supreme Court justices show concern

    In Internet TV case, Supreme Court justices show concern

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:30:46 GMT
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
  • Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:40:37 GMT
    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
  • Tax day freebies

    Tax day freebies

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:11:36 GMT
    The deadline to file your taxes is at midnight and there are some Tax-Day-Freebies to help those last-minute filers.
    The deadline to file your taxes is at midnight and there are some Tax-Day-Freebies to help those last-minute filers.
  • April 15 tax deadline last minute tips and resources

    April 15 tax deadline last minute tips and resources

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-04-15 17:11:23 GMT
    It is April 15. The deadline to file you taxes has arrived. Here are some helpful tips from IRS.gov to help you prepare your tax return.
    It is April 15. The deadline to file you taxes has arrived. Here are some helpful tips from IRS.gov to help you prepare your tax return.
  • Nobody wants $760 million? IRS poised to keep unclaimed tax refunds

    Nobody wants $760 million? IRS poised to keep unclaimed tax refunds

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:16 AM EDT2014-04-15 11:16:29 GMT
    Taxpayers are about to give the federal government a big, fat Easter egg -- more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in tax revenue that the government technically doesn't deserve.
    Taxpayers are about to give the federal government a big, fat Easter egg -- more than three-quarters of a billion dollars in tax revenue that the government technically doesn't deserve.
  • New technology helps keep track and locate people living with dementia

    New technology helps keep track and locate people living with dementia

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:55:45 GMT
    There is something happening in this country that will drain tax dollars, worry families and even cost lives. As our population ages, the number of people living with dementia is soaring. But new technology could change things for them.
    There is something happening in this country that will drain tax dollars, worry families and even cost lives. As our population ages, the number of people living with dementia is soaring. But new technology could change things for them.
  • 3 last-minute tips for tax filers

    3 last-minute tips for tax filers

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:38 AM EDT2014-04-14 10:38:18 GMT
    The clocks ticking: Americans don't have much time left to file their taxes before the April 15 deadline.
    The clocks ticking: Americans don't have much time left to file their taxes before the April 15 deadline.
  • People camping out for coveted Georgetown liquor license

    People camping out for coveted Georgetown liquor license

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:33:24 GMT
    It looked like a protest or a line for tickets outside the Reeves Municipal Center on 14th and U Streets in Northwest D.C. Wednesday evening. Instead, it was a group of people camping out in hopes of scoring a coveted Georgetown liquor license.
    It looked like a protest or a line for tickets outside the Reeves Municipal Center on 14th and U Streets in Northwest D.C. Wednesday evening. Instead, it was a group of people camping out in hopes of scoring a coveted Georgetown liquor license.
  • Md. customers accepting 'smart meters'

    Md. customers accepting 'smart meters'

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:43:46 GMT
    For the last couple of years, electric utilities in Maryland have been replacing conventional meters at the homes of residential customers with "smart meters." The new meters send wireless signals to the company, typically once a day.
    For the last couple of years, electric utilities in Maryland have been replacing conventional meters at the homes of residential customers with "smart meters." The new meters send wireless signals to the company, typically once a day.
  • What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

    What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:30:42 GMT
    Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. Here are answers to some common questions about Heartbleed and how you can protect yourself:
    Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. Here are answers to some common questions about Heartbleed and how you can protect yourself:
  • Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

    Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-04-09 03:19:31 GMT
    An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.
    An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.
  • DC considering surge fare rates for taxicab drivers

    DC considering surge fare rates for taxicab drivers

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-04-09 00:02:26 GMT
    Mobile app car service companies like Uber are changing the way cab service is carried out. With a push of the button, a car is on the way. For some cab drivers, the competition hurts.
    Mobile app car service companies like Uber are changing the way cab service is carried out. With a push of the button, a car is on the way. For some cab drivers, the competition hurts.
  • Laura's Likes: Spring Fashion

    Laura's Likes: Spring Fashion

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:59:20 GMT
    Spring is in the air, so it’s probably time to add a little pizzazz to your wardrobe. We all need a little fashion pick-me-up every once in a while and spring is a good time to do that. So I’ve found some products that I like to get us refreshed.
    Spring is in the air, so it’s probably time to add a little pizzazz to your wardrobe. We all need a little fashion pick-me-up every once in a while and spring is a good time to do that. So I’ve found some products that I like to get us refreshed.
  • Property tax hike possible in Fairfax County

    Property tax hike possible in Fairfax County

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-04-08 22:24:36 GMT
    There is a distinct possibility that the property tax rate in Fairfax County could soon be going up. But before that happens, the Board of Supervisors will hear from taxpayers and stakeholders.
    There is a distinct possibility that the property tax rate in Fairfax County could soon be going up. But before that happens, the Board of Supervisors will hear from taxpayers and stakeholders.
  • Man wants $140, broken Maine ATM spits out $37,000

    Man wants $140, broken Maine ATM spits out $37,000

    Friday, April 4 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-04-04 22:41:36 GMT
    A malfunctioning ATM at a bank in Maine has dispensed $37,000 in cash to man who requested $140.
    A malfunctioning ATM at a bank in Maine has dispensed $37,000 in cash to man who requested $140.
  • Laura's Likes: Spring Cleaning

    Laura's Likes: Spring Cleaning

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-04-01 21:02:46 GMT
    Spring means opening day, sunshine is back and time for spring cleaning! A fresh new season for me brings the impulse to clean and organize. And I know I'm not alone. So I have some very simple products I've discovered to help you get your home clean and organized.
    Spring means opening day, sunshine is back and time for spring cleaning! A fresh new season for me brings the impulse to clean and organize. And I know I'm not alone. So I have some very simple products I've discovered to help you get your home clean and organized.
  • Congress demands answers on delay in GM recall

    Congress demands answers on delay in GM recall

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-04-01 20:30:03 GMT
    The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers investigating why the company took 10 years to recall cars with the flaw.
    The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers investigating why the company took 10 years to recall cars with the flaw.
  • Va. couple wins 3 big lottery prizes in March

    Va. couple wins 3 big lottery prizes in March

    Monday, March 31 2014 8:37 PM EDT2014-04-01 00:37:03 GMT
    A Virginia couple has won big three times over a two-week period in the Virginia Lottery, including a pair of $1 million prizes.
    A Virginia couple has won big three times over a two-week period in the Virginia Lottery, including a pair of $1 million prizes.
  • New Metro budget means higher rail fares

    New Metro budget means higher rail fares

    Thursday, March 27 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-03-28 02:14:57 GMT
    Fares for riding Metrorail will rise by about three percent starting in July. The board that oversees Metro approved the increases on Thursday.
    Fares for riding Metrorail will rise by about three percent starting in July. The board that oversees Metro approved the increases on Thursday.
  • Taco Bell introduces new breakfast menu, airs new TV ads starring real-life Ronald McDonalds

    Taco Bell introduces new breakfast menu, airs new TV ads starring real-life Ronald McDonalds

    Thursday, March 27 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-03-27 23:46:42 GMT
    Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu — Ronald McDonald. The fast-food chain will begin airing ads Thursday that feature everyday men who happen to have the same name as the McDonald's mascot known for his bright red hair and yellow jumpsuit.
    Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu — Ronald McDonald. The fast-food chain will begin airing ads Thursday that feature everyday men who happen to have the same name as the McDonald's mascot known for his bright red hair and yellow jumpsuit.
  • Laura's Likes: Healthy Living

    Laura's Likes: Healthy Living

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-03-25 23:19:42 GMT
    As we emerge slowly from winter, Laura is sharing some items she likes for healthy living.
    As we emerge slowly from winter, Laura is sharing some items she likes for healthy living.
  • DC mayor signs senior property tax exemption

    DC mayor signs senior property tax exemption

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-03-25 20:21:42 GMT
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that exempts certain longtime city residents from paying property taxes.
    District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has signed a bill that exempts certain longtime city residents from paying property taxes.
  • Ransomware virus restricts access to computer, threatens user for money

    Ransomware virus restricts access to computer, threatens user for money

    Monday, March 24 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-03-24 23:47:33 GMT
    It may look official, but it is really a computer virus meant to scare you. It is called ransomware, a class of malware that infects your computer and blocks you from being able to access your files until you pay a ransom.
    It may look official, but it is really a computer virus meant to scare you. It is called ransomware, a class of malware that infects your computer and blocks you from being able to access your files until you pay a ransom.
  • IRS watchdog says phone scam is largest ever

    IRS watchdog says phone scam is largest ever

    Friday, March 21 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-03-21 20:46:45 GMT
    More than 20,000 taxpayers have been targeted by fake Internal Revenue Service agents in the largest phone scam the agency has ever seen, the IRS inspector general said Thursday. Thousands of victims have lost a total of more than $1 million.
    More than 20,000 taxpayers have been targeted by fake Internal Revenue Service agents in the largest phone scam the agency has ever seen, the IRS inspector general said Thursday. Thousands of victims have lost a total of more than $1 million.
  • Verizon to waive charge for woman affected by 'one-ring' cell phone scam

    Verizon to waive charge for woman affected by 'one-ring' cell phone scam

    Thursday, March 20 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-03-21 01:17:39 GMT
    A FOX 5 follow up on a story we brought you Wednesday about a scam affecting millions of Americans.
    A FOX 5 follow up on a story we brought you Wednesday about a scam affecting millions of Americans.
  • University of Maryland reports 2nd data breach in 4 weeks

    University of Maryland reports 2nd data breach in 4 weeks

    Thursday, March 20 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-03-20 22:09:32 GMT
    The University of Maryland says someone hacked into its computer network and obtained personal information for the second time in four weeks.
    The University of Maryland says someone hacked into its computer network and obtained personal information for the second time in four weeks.
  • 2 winning tickets in $414M Mega Millions jackpot; 1 sold in Maryland

    2 winning tickets in $414M Mega Millions jackpot; 1 sold in Maryland

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-03-19 23:23:46 GMT
    Did you play Mega Millions in Maryland?  If so, we might have REALLY good news-- especially if you bought your ticket in La Plata.
    Did you play Mega Millions in Maryland?  If so, we might have REALLY good news-- especially if you bought your ticket in La Plata.
  • Local woman says she was a victim of 'one-ring' cell phone scam

    Local woman says she was a victim of 'one-ring' cell phone scam

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-03-19 22:24:01 GMT
    It's a FOX 5 follow up on a widespread scam that is sweeping the country. Con artists sneaking unauthorized charges onto people's phone bills and all it takes is one ring.
    It's a FOX 5 follow up on a widespread scam that is sweeping the country. Con artists sneaking unauthorized charges onto people's phone bills and all it takes is one ring.
  • Facebook's facial verification software DeepFace reaching human abilities

    Facebook's facial verification software DeepFace reaching human abilities

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-03-19 19:45:32 GMT
    If you were asked whether two unfamiliar photos of faces show the same person, a human being will get it right 97.53 percent of the time. The software Facebook has developed will score a 97.25 percent on the same challenge.
    If you were asked whether two unfamiliar photos of faces show the same person, a human being will get it right 97.53 percent of the time. The software Facebook has developed will score a 97.25 percent on the same challenge.
  • Laura's Likes: Protection and prevention

    Laura's Likes: Protection and prevention

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-03-18 23:15:30 GMT
    Here's the info told you about on Laura's Likes!
    Here's the info told you about on Laura's Likes!
  • $400 million Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday

    $400 million Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-03-18 20:58:45 GMT
    An estimated $400 million is up for grabs in the latest Mega Millions jackpot.
    An estimated $400 million is up for grabs in the latest Mega Millions jackpot.
  • Trade group: Americans spent $56 billion on pets

    Trade group: Americans spent $56 billion on pets

    Thursday, March 13 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-03-13 23:11:57 GMT
    Dogs and cats have become part of the American family's inner circle over the past 20 years, sleeping in their own beds or yours, eating food bought specially to help their digestive tracts, drinking purified water and cuddling up in chairs on heated pads made to fend off arthritis.
    Dogs and cats have become part of the American family's inner circle over the past 20 years, sleeping in their own beds or yours, eating food bought specially to help their digestive tracts, drinking purified water and cuddling up in chairs on heated pads made to fend off arthritis.
  • DC seeks to combine lottery contracts

    DC seeks to combine lottery contracts

    Thursday, March 13 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-03-13 21:39:28 GMT
    The District of Columbia's chief financial officer has proposed combining the city's two long-troubled lottery contracts.
    The District of Columbia's chief financial officer has proposed combining the city's two long-troubled lottery contracts.
  • Number of people affected by UMd. data breach less than originally thought

    Number of people affected by UMd. data breach less than originally thought

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-03-13 01:22:42 GMT
    University of Maryland officials says the number of people affected by the recent data breach last month is smaller than originally thought. However, the school also says some students who attended the university dating as far back as 1992 may have been affected.
    University of Maryland officials says the number of people affected by the recent data breach last month is smaller than originally thought. However, the school also says some students who attended the university dating as far back as 1992 may have been affected.
  • Whole Foods allows employees to look up the salaries of co-workers

    Whole Foods allows employees to look up the salaries of co-workers

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-03-12 11:51:48 GMT
    Would you want co-workers to know what you make? Whole Foods apparently lets workers check what their fellow employees - -and their bosses make.
    Would you want co-workers to know what you make? Whole Foods apparently lets workers check what their fellow employees - -and their bosses make.
  • Laura's Likes: Dog Edition

    Laura's Likes: Dog Edition

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-03-11 22:22:20 GMT
    In this week's Laura's Likes, she has gone to the dogs. As the weather gets nicer and we take our dogs out more often, here are some fairly new products that will help give you more peace of mind and make a walk a little more enjoyable.
    In this week's Laura's Likes, she has gone to the dogs. As the weather gets nicer and we take our dogs out more often, here are some fairly new products that will help give you more peace of mind and make a walk a little more enjoyable.
  • FOX 5 I-Team

    Netflix falls victim to phishing scam

    Netflix falls victim to phishing scam

    Monday, March 10 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-03-10 14:26:47 GMT
    If you are a Netflix customer, listen up: There could be a very new phishing scam greeting you when you try to log onto your account.
    If you are a Netflix customer, listen up: There could be a very new phishing scam greeting you when you try to log onto your account.
  • Johns Hopkins University data spilled in 'extortion' attempt

    Johns Hopkins University data spilled in 'extortion' attempt

    Friday, March 7 2014 10:23 PM EST2014-03-08 03:23:58 GMT
    Johns Hopkins University says names and contact information for up to 1,200 current and former students were posted online after a hacker's failed extortion attempt aimed at gaining deeper access to the university's computer network.
    Johns Hopkins University says names and contact information for up to 1,200 current and former students were posted online after a hacker's failed extortion attempt aimed at gaining deeper access to the university's computer network.
  • Fortune cookie turns New York woman into millionaire

    Fortune cookie turns New York woman into millionaire

    Friday, March 7 2014 4:13 PM EST2014-03-07 21:13:18 GMT
    A 75-year-old New York woman found her fortune in a cookie. Emma Duvoll won $2 million in a recent Powerball drawing after playing the numbers found in her fortune cookie.
    A 75-year-old New York woman found her fortune in a cookie. Emma Duvoll won $2 million in a recent Powerball drawing after playing the numbers found in her fortune cookie.
  • Consumer Alert: 'One-ring' cell phone call scam

    Consumer Alert: 'One-ring' cell phone call scam

    Friday, March 7 2014 11:28 AM EST2014-03-07 16:28:25 GMT
    This week is National Consumer Protection Week and there is a scam in the works that is affecting millions of people. It's called the “one-ring” call scam.
    This week is National Consumer Protection Week and there is a scam in the works that is affecting millions of people. It's called the “one-ring” call scam.
  • 13 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2013

    13 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2013

    Thursday, March 6 2014 8:24 PM EST2014-03-07 01:24:05 GMT
    There has been an increase in the number of Americans who fell victim to identity theft in 2013. A new report released by the Consumer Federation of America shows more than 13 million Americans were impacted by identity theft-related crimes last year.
    There has been an increase in the number of Americans who fell victim to identity theft in 2013. A new report released by the Consumer Federation of America shows more than 13 million Americans were impacted by identity theft-related crimes last year.
  • DC institution Ben's Chili Bowl crosses into Va.

    DC institution Ben's Chili Bowl crosses into Va.

    Thursday, March 6 2014 5:52 PM EST2014-03-06 22:52:25 GMT
    A District of Columbia landmark is expanding across the Potomac. Ben's Chili Bowl opened its first location in Virginia on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Arlington.
    A District of Columbia landmark is expanding across the Potomac. Ben's Chili Bowl opened its first location in Virginia on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Arlington.
  • FOX 5 gets tour of new Marriott Marquis convention center hotel in downtown DC

    FOX 5 gets tour of new Marriott Marquis convention center hotel in downtown DC

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:52 PM EST2014-03-06 03:52:36 GMT
    If you have driven through downtown D.C. over the last year, you couldn't have missed the massive Marriott Marquis Convention Center Hotel under construction. It has been rising up and almost complete. FOX 5 was invited along for a first television tour of the building.
    If you have driven through downtown D.C. over the last year, you couldn't have missed the massive Marriott Marquis Convention Center Hotel under construction. It has been rising up and almost complete. FOX 5 was invited along for a first television tour of the building.
  • Food bank in Fairfax County in danger of closing

    Food bank in Fairfax County in danger of closing

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 9:33 PM EST2014-03-06 02:33:25 GMT
    People who depend on a community food bank in Fairfax County are on edge. The food bank has lost hundreds of thousands in funding and it could be forced to close its doors.
    People who depend on a community food bank in Fairfax County are on edge. The food bank has lost hundreds of thousands in funding and it could be forced to close its doors.
  • Laura's Likes: For The Guys Edition

    Laura's Likes: For The Guys Edition

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 7:11 PM EST2014-03-05 00:11:58 GMT
    Laura Evans often comes across products for the ladies, but this week, she has some really cool things that men will enjoy and this segment is devoted to them.
    Laura Evans often comes across products for the ladies, but this week, she has some really cool things that men will enjoy and this segment is devoted to them.
  • Obama's budget: Election-year themes to rally Dems

    Obama's budget: Election-year themes to rally Dems

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 6:51 PM EST2014-03-04 23:51:09 GMT
    President Barack Obama's election-year budget seeks to rally fellow Democrats with new help for the working poor and fresh money for road-building, education and research. It also pulls back from controversial cuts to Social Security that had been designed to lure Republicans to the bargaining table.
    President Barack Obama's election-year budget seeks to rally fellow Democrats with new help for the working poor and fresh money for road-building, education and research. It also pulls back from controversial cuts to Social Security that had been designed to lure Republicans to the bargaining table.
  • Laura's Likes: Getting Artsy Edition

    Laura's Likes: Getting Artsy Edition

    Monday, March 3 2014 2:01 PM EST2014-03-03 19:01:55 GMT
    It's time for the Friday edition of Laura's Likes where I give you my pick of the week for a fun product or idea geared toward the weekend. In this edition, I'm focusing on this new hot social trend in D.C. right now: painting and sipping wine. It's a new spin on girls night out, date night or just a fun way to meet others.
    It's time for the Friday edition of Laura's Likes where I give you my pick of the week for a fun product or idea geared toward the weekend. In this edition, I'm focusing on this new hot social trend in D.C. right now: painting and sipping wine. It's a new spin on girls night out, date night or just a fun way to meet others.
  • Proposed fare hike on Metro to hit disabled hardest

    Proposed fare hike on Metro to hit disabled hardest

    Thursday, February 27 2014 4:32 PM EST2014-02-27 21:32:57 GMT
    Metro's proposal to raise fares hits the poor and disabled hardest. On Thursday, some of them sent a message loud and clear that they don't like it. Now some board members are questioning whether the price is too steep.
    Metro's proposal to raise fares hits the poor and disabled hardest. On Thursday, some of them sent a message loud and clear that they don't like it. Now some board members are questioning whether the price is too steep.
  • New food labels aim to make healthy shopping easy

    New food labels aim to make healthy shopping easy

    Thursday, February 27 2014 2:53 PM EST2014-02-27 19:53:33 GMT
    New nutrition labels proposed Thursday for many popular foods, including ice cream, aim to more accurately reflect what people actually eat. And the proposal would make calorie counts on labels more prominent, too, reflecting that nutritionists now focus more on calories than fat.
    New nutrition labels proposed Thursday for many popular foods, including ice cream, aim to more accurately reflect what people actually eat. And the proposal would make calorie counts on labels more prominent, too, reflecting that nutritionists now focus more on calories than fat.
  • Toxic Cosmetics: Ingredients in personal care products and your health

    Toxic Cosmetics: Ingredients in personal care products and your health

    Thursday, February 27 2014 11:23 AM EST2014-02-27 16:23:34 GMT
    Many of us strive to be healthy and we think about what we put in our bodies. But have you considered what you're putting on your body? We take a closer look at the ingredients in personal care products and what it means for your health and the health of your family. Online: http://www.ewg.org/ (find the Skin Deep database here) http://www.safecosmetics.org/ Personal Care Products Council website: http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org/
    Many of us strive to be healthy and we think about what we put in our bodies. But have you considered what you're putting on your body? We take a closer look at the ingredients in personal care products and what it means for your health and the health of your family.
  • Md. Public Service Commission sets opt-out fees for smart meters

    Md. Public Service Commission sets opt-out fees for smart meters

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 8:40 PM EST2014-02-27 01:40:53 GMT
    The Public Service Commission has set fees for Maryland's utility customers who do not want smart meters installed in their homes or businesses.
    The Public Service Commission has set fees for Maryland's utility customers who do not want smart meters installed in their homes or businesses.
  • Maryland, Virginia and DC commit $75 million to Metro

    Maryland, Virginia and DC commit $75 million to Metro

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 8:36 PM EST2014-02-27 01:36:22 GMT
    Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia have each committed $25 million to fund upgrades to the Metro transit system.
    Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia have each committed $25 million to fund upgrades to the Metro transit system.
  • Fairfax County teachers want more money; property tax hike possible

    Fairfax County teachers want more money; property tax hike possible

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 6:54 PM EST2014-02-26 23:54:23 GMT
    Teachers in Fairfax County have not gotten much in the way of raises in recent years. But to get more money, they may have to convince the Board of Supervisors to raise the rate at which property is taxed.
    Teachers in Fairfax County have not gotten much in the way of raises in recent years. But to get more money, they may have to convince the Board of Supervisors to raise the rate at which property is taxed.
  • Holder urges congressional action on data breaches

    Holder urges congressional action on data breaches

    Monday, February 24 2014 7:49 PM EST2014-02-25 00:49:46 GMT
    Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to require businesses to quickly alert consumers and law enforcement agencies in the wake of significant data breaches like the ones at discount retailer Target and at Neiman Marcus.
    Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to require businesses to quickly alert consumers and law enforcement agencies in the wake of significant data breaches like the ones at discount retailer Target and at Neiman Marcus.
  • Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald's with breakfast

    Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald's with breakfast

    Monday, February 24 2014 4:05 PM EST2014-02-24 21:05:00 GMT
    Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco. Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.M. Crunchwrap designed to appeal to its fan base of younger men. And the chain says breakfast will be available until 11 a.m. — a half-hour later than McDonald's offers its Egg McMuffins.
    Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco. Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.M. Crunchwrap designed to appeal to its fan base of younger men. And the chain says breakfast will be available until 11 a.m. — a half-hour later than McDonald's offers its Egg McMuffins.
  • McDonald's eyes extending breakfast hours

    McDonald's eyes extending breakfast hours

    Monday, February 24 2014 1:04 PM EST2014-02-24 18:04:10 GMT
    OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- McDonald's is in the early stages of looking at whether it can make breakfast available later in the day. Fans of the Egg McMuffin and Sausage Biscuit have long wanted the option to get breakfast at McDonald's after 10:30 a.m. But offering both the breakfast and lunch menu was considered logistically impossible, given the tight kitchen spaces of the restaurants. Still, it's an option the chain is eyeing more seriously at a time when people's eating habits are changing...
    OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- McDonald's is in the early stages of looking at whether it can make breakfast available later in the day. Fans of the Egg McMuffin and Sausage Biscuit have long wanted the option to get breakfast at McDonald's after 10:30 a.m. But offering both the breakfast and lunch menu was considered logistically impossible, given the tight kitchen spaces of the restaurants. Still, it's an option the chain is eyeing more seriously at a time when people's eating habits are changing...
  • University of Maryland offering free year of credit protection after data breach

    University of Maryland offering free year of credit protection after data breach

    Friday, February 21 2014 9:56 PM EST2014-02-22 02:56:59 GMT

    The University of Maryland is offering one year of free credit protection for more than 300,000 people after the school announced Wednesday that a computer security attack exposed the personal information of faculty, students, and staff.

    The University of Maryland is offering one year of free credit protection for more than 300,000 people after the school announced Wednesday that a computer security attack exposed the personal information of faculty, students, and staff.

  • WhatsApp: A $19 billion bet for Facebook

    WhatsApp: A $19 billion bet for Facebook

    Thursday, February 20 2014 4:10 PM EST2014-02-20 21:10:33 GMT
    Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones.
    Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that lets people send texts, photos and videos on their smartphones.
  • DC hands out $180K in fines during snow emergency

    DC hands out $180K in fines during snow emergency

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 3:03 PM EST2014-02-19 20:03:06 GMT
    The District of Columbia levied more than $180,000 in fines during the city's first snow emergency in four years.
    The District of Columbia levied more than $180,000 in fines during the city's first snow emergency in four years.
  • 5 things to know about the Powerball jackpot

    5 things to know about the Powerball jackpot

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 2:26 PM EST2014-02-19 19:26:30 GMT
    Wednesday's Powerball drawing carries an estimated $400 million jackpot. If no one matches all the numbers, the prize potential will grow before the next drawing on Saturday. Here are five things you should know about Powerball payouts and your odds of winning.
    Wednesday's Powerball drawing carries an estimated $400 million jackpot. If no one matches all the numbers, the prize potential will grow before the next drawing on Saturday. Here are five things you should know about Powerball payouts and your odds of winning.
  • Comcast, Time Warner deal to get close look from all sides

    Comcast, Time Warner deal to get close look from all sides

    Wednesday, February 19 2014 8:58 AM EST2014-02-19 13:58:12 GMT
    The proposed $45-billion marriage of Comcast and Time Warner Cable has caught the eye of regulators and Congress, but the real impacts will be felt in American living rooms.
    The proposed $45-billion marriage of Comcast and Time Warner Cable has caught the eye of regulators and Congress, but the real impacts will be felt in American living rooms.
  • Budget office: Minimum wage hike would lift pay, cost jobs

    Budget office: Minimum wage hike would lift pay, cost jobs

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 7:58 PM EST2014-02-19 00:58:32 GMT
    Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 jobs, Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst said Tuesday.
    Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 jobs, Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst said Tuesday.
  • Local businesses receive training on becoming more deaf-friendly

    Local businesses receive training on becoming more deaf-friendly

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 7:02 PM EST2014-02-19 00:02:21 GMT
    In a meeting room at the Frederick Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, a handful of local business people got a lesson about the area's sizable deaf community and how they can be more welcoming to them.
    In a meeting room at the Frederick Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, a handful of local business people got a lesson about the area's sizable deaf community and how they can be more welcoming to them.
  • Laura's Likes: Spreading Kindness Edition

    Laura's Likes: Spreading Kindness Edition

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 5:02 PM EST2014-02-18 22:02:44 GMT

    Random Acts of Kindness Day was on February 17, so Laura's Likes has some ideas to keep that kindness going. All of the companies featured are geared toward doing good and spreading good.

    Random Acts of Kindness Day was on February 17, so Laura's Likes has some ideas to keep that kindness going. All of the companies featured are geared toward doing good and spreading good.

  • Obama wants more fuel-efficient trucks on US roads

    Obama wants more fuel-efficient trucks on US roads

    Drawing a link between reduced fuel consumption and climate change, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that his administration will issue tougher fuel-efficiency standards for delivery trucks by March 2016.
    Drawing a link between reduced fuel consumption and climate change, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that his administration will issue tougher fuel-efficiency standards for delivery trucks by March 2016.
  • Giant recalls Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese

    Giant recalls Hot Pockets Philly Steak & Cheese

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 9:45 AM EST2014-02-18 14:45:47 GMT
    Giant Food Stores is pulling Hot Pocket Philly Steak and Cheese from its shelves following a meat product recall.
    Giant Food Stores is pulling Hot Pocket Philly Steak and Cheese from its shelves following a meat product recall.
  • Legislation introduced calls for cellphone 'kill switch' to deter thieves

    Legislation introduced calls for cellphone 'kill switch' to deter thieves

    Monday, February 17 2014 10:37 PM EST2014-02-18 03:37:24 GMT
    The FCC says 30 to 40 percent of all robberies nationwide are cellphone thefts. This is in part why some senators are introducing legislation to hopefully protect you and deter thieves.
    The FCC says 30 to 40 percent of all robberies nationwide are cellphone thefts. This is in part why some senators are introducing legislation to hopefully protect you and deter thieves.
  • Music professor running 100 miles to raise scholarship money for French horn students

    Music professor running 100 miles to raise scholarship money for French horn students

    Monday, February 17 2014 7:37 PM EST2014-02-18 00:37:20 GMT
    When you think about a college student earning a scholarship, maybe you think about a great athlete or an academic superstar. The man you are about to meet is raising scholarship money for something else. It is something he loves and he is putting in the work to prove it.
    When you think about a college student earning a scholarship, maybe you think about a great athlete or an academic superstar. The man you are about to meet is raising scholarship money for something else. It is something he loves and he is putting in the work to prove it.
  • 'Back to the Future' power-lacing Nike shoes coming in 2015

    'Back to the Future' power-lacing Nike shoes coming in 2015

    Monday, February 17 2014 4:52 PM EST2014-02-17 21:52:44 GMT
    "Back to the Future II" was full of tech we drooled over. While the Hoverboard, flying cars and instant Pizza Hut are some way off, Marty McFly’s Nike trainers with power laces are to become a reality.
    "Back to the Future II" was full of tech we drooled over. While the Hoverboard, flying cars and instant Pizza Hut are some way off, Marty McFly’s Nike trainers with power laces are to become a reality.
  • Md. Senate to hold hearing on minimum wage bill

    Md. Senate to hold hearing on minimum wage bill

    Monday, February 17 2014 3:20 PM EST2014-02-17 20:20:14 GMT
    The Maryland Senate is scheduled to hold a hearing on a proposed minimum wage increase.
    The Maryland Senate is scheduled to hold a hearing on a proposed minimum wage increase.
  • DC taxis add $15 fee during snow storm

    DC taxis add $15 fee during snow storm

    Thursday, February 13 2014 5:29 AM EST2014-02-13 10:29:39 GMT
    If you plan to take a taxi during the snow be prepared to shell out more money! Cabs are adding a flat fee of $15 to the meter. D.C. law allows it to encourage taxis to stay in service during the storm.
    If you plan to take a taxi during the snow be prepared to shell out more money! Cabs are adding a flat fee of $15 to the meter. D.C. law allows it to encourage taxis to stay in service during the storm.
  • Laura's Likes: Valentine's Day Edition

    Laura's Likes: Valentine's Day Edition

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 7:41 PM EST2014-02-12 00:41:01 GMT
    Valentine's Day is coming up and Laura's Likes are getting you ready for the day of love with some fun, amazing and cool products.
    Valentine's Day is coming up and Laura's Likes are getting you ready for the day of love with some fun, amazing and cool products.
  • TV comedian behind 'Dumb Starbucks' in Los Angeles

    TV comedian behind 'Dumb Starbucks' in Los Angeles

    Monday, February 10 2014 9:36 PM EST2014-02-11 02:36:35 GMT
    It was a caffeine-charged Hollywood whodunit: Just whose bright idea was the "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop that popped up and started serving free drinks from the corner of an otherwise uncelebrated strip mall? After several days of speculation, the big reveal came Monday: The buzz-generating shop was a comedian's publicity stunt.
    It was a caffeine-charged Hollywood whodunit: Just whose bright idea was the "Dumb Starbucks" coffee shop that popped up and started serving free drinks from the corner of an otherwise uncelebrated strip mall? After several days of speculation, the big reveal came Monday: The buzz-generating shop was a comedian's publicity stunt.
  • Solution to overcrowded school: buy an office building

    Solution to overcrowded school: buy an office building

    Thursday, February 6 2014 7:06 PM EST2014-02-07 00:06:52 GMT
    What do you do if you have a very overcrowded elementary school in a built-up suburb? Well, in the case of Bailey's Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences in Fairfax County, Va., officials have bought a $10 million office building. They plan on turning it into a school by this fall.
    What do you do if you have a very overcrowded elementary school in a built-up suburb? Well, in the case of Bailey's Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences in Fairfax County, Va., officials have bought a $10 million office building. They plan on turning it into a school by this fall.
  • CVS plans to stop selling tobacco products

    CVS plans to stop selling tobacco products

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 6:48 PM EST2014-02-05 23:48:53 GMT
    The nation’s second largest pharmacy chain, CVS, announced its retail locations will stop selling tobacco products this fall.
    The nation’s second largest pharmacy chain, CVS, announced its retail locations will stop selling tobacco products this fall.
  • Laura's Likes: Winter Adventure Edition

    Laura's Likes: Winter Adventure Edition

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 6:37 PM EST2014-02-04 23:37:04 GMT
    The cold winter got you down? Looking to get away? After two visits from the polar vortex, an ice storm in the forecast, and another storm on the way this weekend, we thought you might be ready to skip town or go on an adventure.
    The cold winter got you down? Looking to get away? After two visits from the polar vortex, an ice storm in the forecast, and another storm on the way this weekend, we thought you might be ready to skip town or go on an adventure.
  • Target taking actions on security, executive says

    Target taking actions on security, executive says

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 6:28 PM EST2014-02-04 23:28:35 GMT
    An executive of Target Corp. said Tuesday the retailer has taken actions to shore up security following the massive breach of millions of consumers' data during the holiday season.
    An executive of Target Corp. said Tuesday the retailer has taken actions to shore up security following the massive breach of millions of consumers' data during the holiday season.
  • Feds want cars to be able to talk to each other

    Feds want cars to be able to talk to each other

    Monday, February 3 2014 8:55 PM EST2014-02-04 01:55:41 GMT
    Your car might see a deadly crash coming even if you don't, the government says, so officials are moving to require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets them warn each other when they're plunging toward peril. The action, still a couple of years off, has "game-changing potential" to cut crashes, deaths and injuries, officials said Monday.
    Your car might see a deadly crash coming even if you don't, the government says, so officials are moving to require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets them warn each other when they're plunging toward peril. The action, still a couple of years off, has "game-changing potential" to cut crashes, deaths and injuries, officials said Monday.
  • Yahoo email account passwords stolen

    Yahoo email account passwords stolen

    Friday, January 31 2014 5:26 PM EST2014-01-31 22:26:07 GMT
    Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday.
    Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday.
  • Southwest, JetBlue to add flights at Reagan National Airport

    Southwest, JetBlue to add flights at Reagan National Airport

    Thursday, January 30 2014 4:20 PM EST2014-01-30 21:20:22 GMT
    Wanna get away? Travelers at Reagan National Airport will soon have even more chances to do just that. Both Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways announced Thursday that they've secured a number of new slots at the airport, meaning new offerings for passengers.
    Wanna get away? Travelers at Reagan National Airport will soon have even more chances to do just that. Both Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways announced Thursday that they've secured a number of new slots at the airport, meaning new offerings for passengers.
  • Freezing weather causes indoor water pipes to burst at record pace

    Freezing weather causes indoor water pipes to burst at record pace

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 6:16 PM EST2014-01-29 23:16:52 GMT
    This cold weather is doing a number on water mains all across the region. You have seen them: crews tearing up roadways to fix the underground pipes. But we are also hearing about indoor water pipes that are bursting in record numbers this winter causing serious damage to homes all across the metro area.
    This cold weather is doing a number on water mains all across the region. You have seen them: crews tearing up roadways to fix the underground pipes. But we are also hearing about indoor water pipes that are bursting in record numbers this winter causing serious damage to homes all across the metro area.
  • Obama touts wage hike, creates 'myRA' savings plan

    Obama touts wage hike, creates 'myRA' savings plan

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 4:11 PM EST2014-01-29 21:11:52 GMT
    Declaring that hard work should pay off for every American, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed an order to create starter retirement accounts that could be opened with as little as $25 but acknowledged there's a limit to the help he can give low-wage workers without congressional action.
    Declaring that hard work should pay off for every American, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed an order to create starter retirement accounts that could be opened with as little as $25 but acknowledged there's a limit to the help he can give low-wage workers without congressional action.
  • State of the US economy: strongest since recession

    State of the US economy: strongest since recession

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 8:38 PM EST2014-01-29 01:38:42 GMT
    The U.S. economy is showing more strength than at any time since the Great Recession began six years ago.
    The U.S. economy is showing more strength than at any time since the Great Recession began six years ago.
  • Obama hiking minimum pay for new federal contracts

    Obama hiking minimum pay for new federal contracts

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 4:26 PM EST2014-01-28 21:26:37 GMT
    President Barack Obama will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour, the White House said Tuesday. The president will announce the increase during his State of the Union address.
    President Barack Obama will sign an executive order setting the minimum wage for workers under new federal contracts at $10.10 an hour, the White House said Tuesday. The president will announce the increase during his State of the Union address.
  • Tech experts offer help to avoid online scams

    Tech experts offer help to avoid online scams

    Friday, January 24 2014 11:38 PM EST2014-01-25 04:38:01 GMT
    The Federal Trade Commission continues to crack down on scammers posing as tech support experts to get access your personal information online. Even so, hundreds of people fall victim every day.
    The Federal Trade Commission continues to crack down on scammers posing as tech support experts to get access your personal information online. Even so, hundreds of people fall victim every day.
  • Tired of pumping your own gas? Drive-thru robotic gas pumps could be on the way

    Tired of pumping your own gas? Drive-thru robotic gas pumps could be on the way

    Friday, January 24 2014 11:25 PM EST2014-01-25 04:25:14 GMT
    This is not some futuristic dream. This is 18 months of research and work in action. It’s a demonstration showing how robots can pump gas.
    This is not some futuristic dream. This is 18 months of research and work in action. It’s a demonstration showing how robots can pump gas.
  • Microsoft tech support phone scam hits DC area

    Microsoft tech support phone scam hits DC area

    Thursday, January 23 2014 10:19 PM EST2014-01-24 03:19:23 GMT
    There is a warning from computer security firms about a Microsoft tech support phone scam. It has been happening in other parts of the country for a year or so, but now it is hitting the D.C. area.
    There is a warning from computer security firms about a Microsoft tech support phone scam. It has been happening in other parts of the country for a year or so, but now it is hitting the D.C. area.
  • Parts that can cause toilets to burst are recalled

    Parts that can cause toilets to burst are recalled

    Thursday, January 23 2014 9:46 PM EST2014-01-24 02:46:36 GMT
    Watch out for exploding toilets. Flushmate, the maker of a high-pressure flushing system sold at Home Depot and Lowe's, is expanding its recall of the parts, because they can burst near a seam with force enough to shatter the toilet tank.
    Watch out for exploding toilets. Flushmate, the maker of a high-pressure flushing system sold at Home Depot and Lowe's, is expanding its recall of the parts, because they can burst near a seam with force enough to shatter the toilet tank.
  • Prince George's County police refunding nearly 1,500 tickets for unadvertised speed camera

    Prince George's County police refunding nearly 1,500 tickets for unadvertised speed camera

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 9:04 PM EST2014-01-23 02:04:34 GMT
    Prince George's County police are issuing refunds for nearly 1,500 tickets issued by a speed camera after learning that the camera's location had not been advertised in a local newspaper.
    Prince George's County police are issuing refunds for nearly 1,500 tickets issued by a speed camera after learning that the camera's location had not been advertised in a local newspaper.
  • New rules sought to make child car seats safer

    New rules sought to make child car seats safer

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 4:06 PM EST2014-01-22 21:06:40 GMT
    Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government proposed Wednesday.
    Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government proposed Wednesday.
  • Laura's Likes: Get Moving Edition

    Laura's Likes: Get Moving Edition

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 3:21 PM EST2014-01-22 20:21:39 GMT
    It's around this time of January that some people generally give up on their New Year's resolution. The most popular resolutions have to do with better health, getting fit and losing weight. FOX 5's Laura Evans has some products to make it a little easier to stay true to your intention.
    It's around this time of January that some people generally give up on their New Year's resolution. The most popular resolutions have to do with better health, getting fit and losing weight. FOX 5's Laura Evans has some products to make it a little easier to stay true to your intention.
  • DC metro gas prices down 3 cents from last week

    DC metro gas prices down 3 cents from last week

    Monday, January 20 2014 4:25 PM EST2014-01-20 21:25:35 GMT
    Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are down three cents from a week ago.
    Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are down three cents from a week ago.
  • Target breach appears to be part of broader scam

    Target breach appears to be part of broader scam

    Thursday, January 16 2014 8:32 PM EST2014-01-17 01:32:55 GMT
    The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the holiday season appears to have been part of a broader and highly sophisticated scam that potentially affected a large number of retailers, according to a report published by a global cyber intelligence firm that works with the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security.
    The security breach that hit Target Corp. during the holiday season appears to have been part of a broader and highly sophisticated scam that potentially affected a large number of retailers, according to a report published by a global cyber intelligence firm that works with the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Senate easily passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

    Senate easily passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

    Thursday, January 16 2014 8:30 PM EST2014-01-17 01:30:53 GMT
    Congress sent President Barack Obama a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill Thursday, easing the harshest effects of last year's automatic budget cuts after tea party critics chastened by October's partial shutdown mounted only a faint protest.
    Congress sent President Barack Obama a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill Thursday, easing the harshest effects of last year's automatic budget cuts after tea party critics chastened by October's partial shutdown mounted only a faint protest.
  • Apple will refund at least $32.5 million in app case

    Apple will refund at least $32.5 million in app case

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 9:25 PM EST2014-01-16 02:25:49 GMT
    Kids gleefully snapped up virtual pet food, gems or other items while playing games on their mobile devices, while the bills from Apple Inc. mounted, often without parents' knowledge. Now, the tech giant has agreed to refund the money.
    Kids gleefully snapped up virtual pet food, gems or other items while playing games on their mobile devices, while the bills from Apple Inc. mounted, often without parents' knowledge. Now, the tech giant has agreed to refund the money.
  • Md. Gov. Martin O'Malley releases $39 billion budget

    Md. Gov. Martin O'Malley releases $39 billion budget

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 4:42 PM EST2014-01-15 21:42:07 GMT
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing to help fill a budget shortfall in Maryland by making a smaller payment toward long-term state pension reform.
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing to help fill a budget shortfall in Maryland by making a smaller payment toward long-term state pension reform.
  • O'Malley proposes $10.10 minimum wage

    O'Malley proposes $10.10 minimum wage

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 10:42 PM EST2014-01-15 03:42:44 GMT
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing Maryland raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2016.
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing Maryland raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2016.
  • Target: Breach affected millions more customers

    Target: Breach affected millions more customers

    Friday, January 10 2014 8:02 PM EST2014-01-11 01:02:29 GMT
    Fallout from Target's pre-Christmas security breach is likely to affect the company's sales and profits well into the new year. The company disclosed on Friday that the massive data theft was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported in December.
    Fallout from Target's pre-Christmas security breach is likely to affect the company's sales and profits well into the new year. The company disclosed on Friday that the massive data theft was significantly more extensive and affected millions more shoppers than the company reported in December.
  • Velveeta says shortage not a 'publicity stunt'

    Velveeta says shortage not a 'publicity stunt'

    Friday, January 10 2014 7:56 PM EST2014-01-11 00:56:53 GMT
    The Velveeta cheese shortage is no joke. Recently, Velveeta took to their Facebook page to confirm the rumors going around that many stores were running out of what they call “liquid gold” and would not be getting new shipments until a later date.
    The Velveeta cheese shortage is no joke. Recently, Velveeta took to their Facebook page to confirm the rumors going around that many stores were running out of what they call “liquid gold” and would not be getting new shipments until a later date.
  • Non-profit group hits DC streets with 'The Giving Experiment'

    Non-profit group hits DC streets with 'The Giving Experiment'

    Thursday, January 9 2014 10:43 PM EST2014-01-10 03:43:41 GMT
    What would you do if a total stranger on the street offered you free money? Would you take it? Or would you give it back if you knew the money could help save lives? That is the premise of an unusual fundraising drive called “The Giving Experiment.”
    What would you do if a total stranger on the street offered you free money? Would you take it? Or would you give it back if you knew the money could help save lives? That is the premise of an unusual fundraising drive called “The Giving Experiment.”
  • Va. court rules Yelp has to reveal identities of anonymous negative reviewers of carpet cleaner

    Va. court rules Yelp has to reveal identities of anonymous negative reviewers of carpet cleaner

    Thursday, January 9 2014 6:35 PM EST2014-01-09 23:35:58 GMT
    Ever feel moved to give negative feedback about a restaurant, company or product online, anonymously? What if the company knew who you were? A new court ruling involving an Alexandria-based carpet cleaner could be a game changer for consumer reviews.
    Ever feel moved to give negative feedback about a restaurant, company or product online, anonymously? What if the company knew who you were? A new court ruling involving an Alexandria-based carpet cleaner could be a game changer for consumer reviews.
  • Unemployment benefits bill clears hurdle in bipartisan surprise

    Unemployment benefits bill clears hurdle in bipartisan surprise

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 11:11 PM EST2014-01-08 04:11:27 GMT
    Election-year legislation to revive expired federal jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an early hurdle on Tuesday, offering a hint of bipartisan compromise in Congress and a glimmer of hope to the long-term jobless and their families.
    Election-year legislation to revive expired federal jobless benefits unexpectedly cleared an early hurdle on Tuesday, offering a hint of bipartisan compromise in Congress and a glimmer of hope to the long-term jobless and their families.
  • Laura's Likes: Smooth Skin Edition

    Laura's Likes: Smooth Skin Edition

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 6:40 PM EST2014-01-07 23:40:32 GMT
    With the bitter cold in the area, FOX 5's Laura Evans has found some products to help soothe your body's largest organ -- your skin!
    With the bitter cold in the area, FOX 5's Laura Evans has found some products to help soothe your body's largest organ -- your skin!
  • DC Council advances senior property tax exemption

    DC Council advances senior property tax exemption

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 5:38 PM EST2014-01-07 22:38:28 GMT
    The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to a bill that would eliminate property taxes for some elderly residents.
    The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to a bill that would eliminate property taxes for some elderly residents.
  • Some Target gift cards sold during holidays not properly activated

    Some Target gift cards sold during holidays not properly activated

    Tuesday, December 31 2013 2:35 PM EST2013-12-31 19:35:51 GMT
    Target is getting hit with another lump of coal this holiday season. The nation's second-largest discount retailer said Tuesday that an unidentified number of gift cards sold over the holidays were not properly activated.
    Target is getting hit with another lump of coal this holiday season. The nation's second-largest discount retailer said Tuesday that an unidentified number of gift cards sold over the holidays were not properly activated.
  • Federal transit benefit cut could greatly affect Metro ridership

    Federal transit benefit cut could greatly affect Metro ridership

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:26 PM EST2013-12-30 23:26:24 GMT
    Commuters stand to lose big and so does Metro when a federal transit benefit cut takes effect January 1.
    Commuters stand to lose big and so does Metro when a federal transit benefit cut takes effect January 1.
  • Samsung sells 110-inch ultra-HD TV for $150,000

    Samsung sells 110-inch ultra-HD TV for $150,000

    Monday, December 30 2013 4:56 PM EST2013-12-30 21:56:37 GMT
    Samsung says a 110-inch TV that has four times the resolution of standard high-definition TVs is going on sale for about $150,000 in South Korea.
    Samsung says a 110-inch TV that has four times the resolution of standard high-definition TVs is going on sale for about $150,000 in South Korea.
  • Target: Customers' encrypted PINs were stolen

    Target: Customers' encrypted PINs were stolen

    Friday, December 27 2013 7:20 PM EST2013-12-28 00:20:51 GMT
    Target said Friday that debit-card PINs were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers who shopped at the retailer earlier this month.
    Target said Friday that debit-card PINs were among the financial information stolen from millions of customers who shopped at the retailer earlier this month.
  • 1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

    1.3 million losing unemployment benefits Saturday

    Friday, December 27 2013 7:16 PM EST2013-12-28 00:16:54 GMT
    More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy.
    More than 1 million Americans are bracing for a harrowing, post-Christmas jolt as extended federal unemployment benefits come to a sudden halt this weekend, with potentially significant implications for the recovering U.S. economy.
  • Online holiday shopping grows, but some deliveries fail to arrive on time

    Online holiday shopping grows, but some deliveries fail to arrive on time

    Thursday, December 26 2013 8:46 PM EST2013-12-27 01:46:23 GMT
    Americans waited until the last minute to buy holiday gifts, but retailers weren't prepared for the spike. But the late surge caught companies off guard. UPS and FedEx failed to deliver some packages by Christmas due to a combination of poor weather and overloaded systems.
    Americans waited until the last minute to buy holiday gifts, but retailers weren't prepared for the spike. But the late surge caught companies off guard. UPS and FedEx failed to deliver some packages by Christmas due to a combination of poor weather and overloaded systems.
  • Delta to honor extremely cheap mistake fares

    Delta to honor extremely cheap mistake fares

    Thursday, December 26 2013 3:52 PM EST2013-12-26 20:52:25 GMT
    Some lucky fliers capitalized on a computer glitch Thursday and scored some really cheap flights on Delta Air Lines.
    Some lucky fliers capitalized on a computer glitch Thursday and scored some really cheap flights on Delta Air Lines.
  • McDonald's closes employee website amid criticism

    McDonald's closes employee website amid criticism

    Thursday, December 26 2013 2:54 PM EST2013-12-26 19:54:38 GMT
    McDonald's Corp. has shut down a website intended to provide employees with work and life guidance after it generated negative publicity for the fast-food company.
    McDonald's Corp. has shut down a website intended to provide employees with work and life guidance after it generated negative publicity for the fast-food company.
  • First-class stamps going up to 49 cents as of Jan. 26

    First-class stamps going up to 49 cents as of Jan. 26

    Tuesday, December 24 2013 6:17 PM EST2013-12-24 23:17:55 GMT
    Mailing a letter is about to get a little more expensive. Postal regulators on Tuesday approved a price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the charge to 49 cents a letter.
    Mailing a letter is about to get a little more expensive. Postal regulators on Tuesday approved a price hike of 3 cents for a first-class stamp, bringing the charge to 49 cents a letter.
  • Woman finds unique way to advertise for businesses -- through her wheelchair

    Woman finds unique way to advertise for businesses -- through her wheelchair

    Monday, December 23 2013 10:19 PM EST2013-12-24 03:19:32 GMT
    Sometimes when you want to get your message out, you just need to make sure people can see you. You are about to meet a woman who has found a unique way of doing that.
    Sometimes when you want to get your message out, you just need to make sure people can see you. You are about to meet a woman who has found a unique way of doing that.
  • Target: Justice Dept. investigates its data breach

    Target: Justice Dept. investigates its data breach

    Monday, December 23 2013 7:43 PM EST2013-12-24 00:43:02 GMT
    Target Corp. said on Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer that's being called the second largest incident in U.S. history.
    Target Corp. said on Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating the credit and debit card security breach at the retailer that's being called the second largest incident in U.S. history.
  • Santa’s salary valued at around $138,000

    Santa’s salary valued at around $138,000

    Monday, December 23 2013 11:11 AM EST2013-12-23 16:11:39 GMT
    We all know the job description: making a list, checking it twice, flying around the world and delivering toys to billions of children. But do you know what Santa could charge for his unique business model?
    We all know the job description: making a list, checking it twice, flying around the world and delivering toys to billions of children. But do you know what Santa could charge for his unique business model?
  • Are Smart TVs watching you?

    Are Smart TVs watching you?

    Friday, December 20 2013 9:28 PM EST2013-12-21 02:28:39 GMT
    If you're thinking about buying a new Smart TV for the holidays, you might want to reconsider. Some TVs are doing more than just letting you watch.
    If you're thinking about buying a new Smart TV for the holidays, you might want to reconsider. Some TVs are doing more than just letting you watch.
  • MGM selected for new casino at National Harbor

    MGM selected for new casino at National Harbor

    Friday, December 20 2013 5:53 PM EST2013-12-20 22:53:21 GMT
    Officials in Maryland have made a decision: the next casino to be built in the state will be located at National Harbor. MGM Resorts beat out applicants who wanted to build a casino at two alternate sites in Prince George’s County.
    Officials in Maryland have made a decision: the next casino to be built in the state will be located at National Harbor. MGM Resorts beat out applicants who wanted to build a casino at two alternate sites in Prince George’s County.
  • Answers to questions about the Target data breach

    Answers to questions about the Target data breach

    Thursday, December 19 2013 4:39 PM EST2013-12-19 21:39:39 GMT
    With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers. Here are some answers to the most common questions about the theft.
    With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers. Here are some answers to the most common questions about the theft.
  • $1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Annapolis

    $1 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Annapolis

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 9:57 PM EST2013-12-19 02:57:45 GMT
    The big Mega Millions jackpot-winning tickets may have been sold in Georgia and California, but Maryland Lottery officials say a ticket worth $1 million was sold in Anne Arundel County.
    The big Mega Millions jackpot-winning tickets may have been sold in Georgia and California, but Maryland Lottery officials say a ticket worth $1 million was sold in Anne Arundel County.
  • $636M Mega Millions winning jackpot tickets sold in Atlanta, Calif.

    $636M Mega Millions winning jackpot tickets sold in Atlanta, Calif.

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 8:48 PM EST2013-12-19 01:48:09 GMT
    A Georgia woman who bought just one ticket and used family birthdays and lucky No. 7 to choose her numbers was one of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second largest in U.S. history.
    A Georgia woman who bought just one ticket and used family birthdays and lucky No. 7 to choose her numbers was one of two winners of the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot, the second largest in U.S. history.
  • Mega Millions numbers drawn for $636 million jackpot

    Mega Millions numbers drawn for $636 million jackpot

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 11:35 PM EST2013-12-18 04:35:41 GMT
    The numbers for the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot were drawn Tuesday night. Now, the country waits to see if there's a winner of the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
    The numbers for the $636 million Mega Millions jackpot were drawn Tuesday night. Now, the country waits to see if there's a winner of the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
  • Laura's Likes: Holiday Party Items

    Laura's Likes: Holiday Party Items

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 6:43 PM EST2013-12-17 23:43:22 GMT
    With Christmas coming up, the holiday parties are abound, so Laura Evans is here with some items to get you ready to party.
    With Christmas coming up, the holiday parties are abound, so Laura Evans is here with some items to get you ready to party.
  • Following revamp, Mega Millions hits $400 million jackpot

    Following revamp, Mega Millions hits $400 million jackpot

    Thursday, December 12 2013 9:07 PM EST2013-12-13 02:07:01 GMT
    Outshined by massive jackpots since Powerball doubled the cost of its tickets last year, Mega Millions enacted big changes to inflate its jackpots and lure customers who only play when the pots get huge — and the revamp appears to be working.
    Outshined by massive jackpots since Powerball doubled the cost of its tickets last year, Mega Millions enacted big changes to inflate its jackpots and lure customers who only play when the pots get huge — and the revamp appears to be working.
  • DC Councilmember Tommy Wells to live on minimum wage for a week

    DC Councilmember Tommy Wells to live on minimum wage for a week

    Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:56 PM EST2013-12-12 00:56:50 GMT
    Can you live on D.C.'s minimum wage? Councilmember Tommy Wells went shopping on Wednesday with a D.C. resident who feeds her family of three on $8.25 an hour. FOX 5's Matt Ackland caught up with Wells as he learned how to shop like someone living on minimum wage.
    Can you live on D.C.'s minimum wage? Councilmember Tommy Wells went shopping on Wednesday with a D.C. resident who feeds her family of three on $8.25 an hour. FOX 5's Matt Ackland caught up with Wells as he learned how to shop like someone living on minimum wage.
  • Laura's Likes: Christmas Gift Ideas

    Laura's Likes: Christmas Gift Ideas

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 7:30 PM EST2013-12-11 00:30:56 GMT
    Christmas is coming soon and many of us haven't finished our holiday shopping. So Laura Evans is here with some ideas you may not have thought about to help you finish your list.
    Christmas is coming soon and many of us haven't finished our holiday shopping. So Laura Evans is here with some ideas you may not have thought about to help you finish your list.
  • Laura's Likes: Winter Weather Items

    Laura's Likes: Winter Weather Items

    Tuesday, December 10 2013 3:03 PM EST2013-12-10 20:03:26 GMT
    With the winter weather upon us, and more on the way, here is a special Laura's Likes to help you enjoy the snow a little more!
    With the winter weather upon us, and more on the way, here is a special Laura's Likes to help you enjoy the snow a little more!
  • Metro increases proposed fare hike

    Metro increases proposed fare hike

    Thursday, December 5 2013 11:43 PM EST2013-12-06 04:43:25 GMT

    Metro riders brace yourselves: the proposed fare increases announced earlier this week may actually go even higher.

    Metro riders brace yourselves: the proposed fare increases announced earlier this week may actually go even higher.

  • Fast-food protests return amid push for wage hikes

    Fast-food protests return amid push for wage hikes

    Thursday, December 5 2013 10:29 PM EST2013-12-06 03:29:44 GMT

    Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages. Organizers say employees planned to forgo work in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities.

    Fast-food workers and labor organizers marched, waved signs and chanted in cities across the country on Thursday in a push for higher wages. Organizers say employees planned to forgo work in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities.

  • Pepco seeks $43.3M rate hike for Md. customers

    Pepco seeks $43.3M rate hike for Md. customers

    Thursday, December 5 2013 4:16 PM EST2013-12-05 21:16:19 GMT
    The utility Pepco is seeking a $43.3 million rate hike in Maryland, the utility's third requested increase in two years.
    The utility Pepco is seeking a $43.3 million rate hike in Maryland, the utility's third requested increase in two years.
  • Salvation Army receives surprise donations after burglary

    Salvation Army receives surprise donations after burglary

    Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:40 PM EST2013-12-05 00:40:44 GMT
    Burglars broke into a D.C. office at the Salvation Army and got away with close to $10,000. But the community has stepped up to the plate to help with surprise donations totaling up to $48,000.
    Burglars broke into a D.C. office at the Salvation Army and got away with close to $10,000. But the community has stepped up to the plate to help with surprise donations totaling up to $48,000.
  • DC Council unanimously approves minimum wage hike

    DC Council unanimously approves minimum wage hike

    Tuesday, December 3 2013 3:09 PM EST2013-12-03 20:09:33 GMT
    The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to an increase in the District of Columbia's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation's highest.
    The D.C. Council has given preliminary approval to an increase in the District of Columbia's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation's highest.
  • Metro proposing higher fares

    Metro proposing higher fares

    Monday, December 2 2013 7:56 PM EST2013-12-03 00:56:06 GMT
    Metro riders may be shelling out more next year. On Monday, the transit agency released its proposed 2015 budget and that includes new fare hikes.
    Metro riders may be shelling out more next year. On Monday, the transit agency released its proposed 2015 budget and that includes new fare hikes.
  • Amazon.com sees delivery drones as future

    Amazon.com sees delivery drones as future

    Monday, December 2 2013 7:53 PM EST2013-12-03 00:53:18 GMT
    Amazon is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less — via self-guided drone.
    Amazon is working on a way to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less — via self-guided drone.
  • Food truck lottery system starting in DC

    Food truck lottery system starting in DC

    Monday, December 2 2013 5:59 PM EST2013-12-02 22:59:33 GMT
    A lottery system for food truck operators in the District of Columbia is about to start.
    A lottery system for food truck operators in the District of Columbia is about to start.
  • Shoppers bail early on Thanksgiving for early holiday deals

    Shoppers bail early on Thanksgiving for early holiday deals

    Thursday, November 28 2013 9:29 PM EST2013-11-29 02:29:42 GMT
    Some people call it Black Friday encroachment. But to shoppers who stood in line on Thanksgiving Day waiting for stores to open, it was all about getting a bargain a day earlier than usual.
    Some people call it Black Friday encroachment. But to shoppers who stood in line on Thanksgiving Day waiting for stores to open, it was all about getting a bargain a day earlier than usual.
  • The Next Great Thing: Thanksgiving Special

    The Next Great Thing: Thanksgiving Special

    Thursday, November 28 2013 5:33 PM EST2013-11-28 22:33:32 GMT
    Here are links to all the great products and services you saw in the special Thanksgiving edition of The Next Great Thing.
    Here are links to all the great products and services you saw in the special Thanksgiving edition of The Next Great Thing.
  • Developer buys Washington Post building for $159 million

    Developer buys Washington Post building for $159 million

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 9:23 PM EST2013-11-28 02:23:18 GMT
    The longtime headquarters building of The Washington Post is being sold to a real estate development company for $159 million.
    The longtime headquarters building of The Washington Post is being sold to a real estate development company for $159 million.
  • Laura's Likes: Thanksgivukkah Edition

    Laura's Likes: Thanksgivukkah Edition

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 2:26 PM EST2013-11-27 19:26:35 GMT
    Laura's Likes is getting you ready for Thanksgivukkah. A lot of us will be spending time cooking, entertaining and eating. Laura Evans has put together some innovative items that are perfect for your gathering when it comes to good health and no waste.
    Laura's Likes is getting you ready for Thanksgivukkah. A lot of us will be spending time cooking, entertaining and eating. Laura Evans has put together some innovative items that are perfect for your gathering when it comes to good health and no waste.
  • Tanger Outlets grand opening at National Harbor

    Tanger Outlets grand opening at National Harbor

    Friday, November 22 2013 11:44 AM EST2013-11-22 16:44:55 GMT
    Shopaholics rejoice at the grand opening of Tanger Outlets at National Harbor in Prince George’s County. The 340,000-square-foot outdoor mall opens just in time for the holiday season.
    Shopaholics rejoice at the grand opening of Tanger Outlets at National Harbor in Prince George’s County. The 340,000-square-foot outdoor mall opens just in time for the holiday season.
  • Taxpayers spending millions to pay for government workers' college debt

    Taxpayers spending millions to pay for government workers' college debt

    Wednesday, November 20 2013 11:16 PM EST2013-11-21 04:16:26 GMT
    It's a multi-million dollar perk doled out to thousands of congressional staff and federal workers. Their student loan debts are being paid for with your tax dollars. The benefit is supposed to help recruit the best and brightest to government jobs, but at what cost?
    It's a multi-million dollar perk doled out to thousands of congressional staff and federal workers. Their student loan debts are being paid for with your tax dollars. The benefit is supposed to help recruit the best and brightest to government jobs, but at what cost?
  • Laura's Likes: Babies Edition

    Laura's Likes: Babies Edition

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 11:28 PM EST2013-11-20 04:28:39 GMT
    It's time for Laura's Likes and she's taking it to the kids.
    It's time for Laura's Likes and she's taking it to the kids.
  • Next Great Thing: Shower Tunes, Plate Date, Grillbot

    Next Great Thing: Shower Tunes, Plate Date, Grillbot

    Ever see something and ask yourself: Why didn't I think of that? FOX 5 Consumer Reporter Laura Evans went searching for hot new businesses and brings to us her latest edition of the Next Great Thing.
    Ever see something and ask yourself: Why didn't I think of that? FOX 5 Consumer Reporter Laura Evans went searching for hot new businesses and brings to us her latest edition of the Next Great Thing.
  • Activists to push for $12.50 minimum wage in DC

    Activists to push for $12.50 minimum wage in DC

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 6:44 PM EST2013-11-19 23:44:41 GMT
    Union leaders, clergy and other activists are launching an effort to put a major minimum wage increase on the District of Columbia ballot.
    Union leaders, clergy and other activists are launching an effort to put a major minimum wage increase on the District of Columbia ballot.
  • First 2 DC Wal-Mart stores to open Dec. 4

    First 2 DC Wal-Mart stores to open Dec. 4

    Tuesday, November 19 2013 4:41 PM EST2013-11-19 21:41:03 GMT
    Five days after Black Friday, it'll be Wal-Mart Wednesday in the District of Columbia.
    Five days after Black Friday, it'll be Wal-Mart Wednesday in the District of Columbia.
  • Car deal sours, couple fights to get money back

    Car deal sours, couple fights to get money back

    Thursday, November 14 2013 10:42 PM EST2013-11-15 03:42:19 GMT

    A Maryland couple bought a 2002 Buick Century at nearly 21 percent interest. According to court documents, the dealer later canceled blaming it on "the refusal of the bank to finance the transaction." However, the couple believe they were victims of a yo-yo sale.

    A Maryland couple bought a 2002 Buick Century at nearly 21 percent interest. According to court documents, the dealer later canceled blaming it on "the refusal of the bank to finance the transaction." However, the couple believe they were victims of a yo-yo sale.

  • Tavern liquor license available in Georgetown for first time in 20 years

    Tavern liquor license available in Georgetown for first time in 20 years

    Thursday, November 14 2013 6:41 PM EST2013-11-14 23:41:15 GMT
    It could be an once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity for a restaurant or bar in the Georgetown historic district. For the first time in 20 years, the rules are temporarily changing on who can get an alcoholic beverage license for a tavern.
    It could be an once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity for a restaurant or bar in the Georgetown historic district. For the first time in 20 years, the rules are temporarily changing on who can get an alcoholic beverage license for a tavern.
  • Disney auctioning princess designer dresses to raise money for children's hospital

    Disney auctioning princess designer dresses to raise money for children's hospital

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 8:33 PM EST2013-11-13 01:33:04 GMT

    Ever dream of dressing up like a princess just like the ones we often see in Disney films? Well, now you can. Disney is auctioning off some of its princess dresses to help raise money for some kids in need.

    Ever dream of dressing up like a princess just like the ones we often see in Disney films? Well, now you can. Disney is auctioning off some of its princess dresses to help raise money for some kids in need.

  • Car buyers warned about hazards of yo yo financing

    Car buyers warned about hazards of yo yo financing

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 2:35 PM EST2013-11-12 19:35:41 GMT
    When you buy a car and drive it off the lot, you may think it's a done deal, but that's not always the case. Consumer advocates are warning about what's known in the car industry as yo-yo financing.
    When you buy a car and drive it off the lot, you may think it's a done deal, but that's not always the case. Consumer advocates are warning about what's known in the car industry as yo-yo financing.
  • Remaining 300 Blockbuster stores in US to close

    Remaining 300 Blockbuster stores in US to close

    Friday, November 8 2013 12:47 PM EST2013-11-08 17:47:28 GMT
    The final curtain is falling on the remaining Blockbuster video-rental stores that Dish Network Corp. runs in the U.S. About 300 Blockbuster locations scattered around the country will be closed by early January.
    The final curtain is falling on the remaining Blockbuster video-rental stores that Dish Network Corp. runs in the U.S. About 300 Blockbuster locations scattered around the country will be closed by early January.
  • Md. sees tourism boost despite economy

    Md. sees tourism boost despite economy

    Friday, November 8 2013 12:21 PM EST2013-11-08 17:21:29 GMT
    Maryland tourism officials say more tourists than ever are visiting the state despite an anemic economy. The Maryland Office of Tourism says the state attracted 35.4 million visitors in 2012.
    Maryland tourism officials say more tourists than ever are visiting the state despite an anemic economy. The Maryland Office of Tourism says the state attracted 35.4 million visitors in 2012.
  • Dazzling Twitter debut sends stock soaring 73 pct

    Dazzling Twitter debut sends stock soaring 73 pct

    Thursday, November 7 2013 9:43 PM EST2013-11-08 02:43:09 GMT
    Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time Thursday, instantly leaping more than 70 percent above their offering price in a dazzling debut that exceeded even Wall Street's lofty hopes.
    Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time Thursday, instantly leaping more than 70 percent above their offering price in a dazzling debut that exceeded even Wall Street's lofty hopes.
  • O'Malley expresses support to raise minimum wage

    O'Malley expresses support to raise minimum wage

    Thursday, November 7 2013 5:58 PM EST2013-11-07 22:58:23 GMT
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is urging supporters of raising the minimum wage in Maryland to sign a petition.
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is urging supporters of raising the minimum wage in Maryland to sign a petition.
  • Laura Likes: Tailgating Edition

    Laura Likes: Tailgating Edition

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 10:25 PM EST2013-11-07 03:25:16 GMT
    We are down to our last few weekends where tailgating weather is bearable. Laura Evans is here with some of her likes to help you celebrate your football team to victory.
    We are down to our last few weekends where tailgating weather is bearable. Laura Evans is here with some of her likes to help you celebrate your football team to victory.
  • Twitter sets IPO price at $26, will raise $1.8 billion

    Twitter sets IPO price at $26, will raise $1.8 billion

    Wednesday, November 6 2013 9:16 PM EST2013-11-07 02:16:26 GMT
    Twitter has set a price of $26 per share for its initial public offering, which means the company's stock can begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange in the most highly anticipated IPO since Facebook's 2012 debut.
    Twitter has set a price of $26 per share for its initial public offering, which means the company's stock can begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange in the most highly anticipated IPO since Facebook's 2012 debut.
  • DC leader proposes 'Superdome' stadium complex on grounds of RFK

    DC leader proposes 'Superdome' stadium complex on grounds of RFK

    Tuesday, November 5 2013 12:41 PM EST2013-11-05 17:41:08 GMT
    D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange has proposed a plan to build a 100,000 seat ‘Superdome’ at the current site of RFK stadium in the District.
    D.C. Councilmember Vincent Orange has proposed a plan to build a 100,000 seat ‘Superdome’ at the current site of RFK stadium in the District.
  • Married Americans spend $102 a day

    Married Americans spend $102 a day

    Monday, November 4 2013 10:34 AM EST2013-11-04 15:34:04 GMT
    Another recent survey shows marriage is good for the economy. The Gallup Poll shows married Americans spend $102 a day.
    Another recent survey shows marriage is good for the economy. The Gallup Poll shows married Americans spend $102 a day.
  • Volatile prices at gas pumps give drivers whiplash

    Volatile prices at gas pumps give drivers whiplash

    Monday, November 4 2013 9:05 AM EST2013-11-04 14:05:15 GMT
    Local gasoline prices are swinging up and down ever more drastically, a result of a national fuel system that is operating with a shrinking margin for error. Jumps of 20 cents per gallon or more in a single day are becoming more common, for example, according to an AP analysis of daily and weekly price changes at 120,000 U.S. gasoline stations tracked by GasBuddy.com.
    Local gasoline prices are swinging up and down ever more drastically, a result of a national fuel system that is operating with a shrinking margin for error. Jumps of 20 cents per gallon or more in a single day are becoming more common, for example, according to an AP analysis of daily and weekly price changes at 120,000 U.S. gasoline stations tracked by GasBuddy.com.
  • Demand up at food banks in Fairfax County

    Demand up at food banks in Fairfax County

    Friday, November 1 2013 6:42 PM EDT2013-11-01 22:42:33 GMT
    Even before the trimming of federal expenditures for food assistance, food banks in Fairfax County, Va., have reported a significant increase in demand in recent months.
    Even before the trimming of federal expenditures for food assistance, food banks in Fairfax County, Va., have reported a significant increase in demand in recent months.
  • Dell laptop buyers make a stink over cat smell

    Dell laptop buyers make a stink over cat smell

    Thursday, October 31 2013 4:32 PM EDT2013-10-31 20:32:06 GMT

    A noxious feline odor has some Dell customers caterwauling. People who own Dell Latitude 6430u laptops are complaining that their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine.

    A noxious feline odor has some Dell customers caterwauling. People who own Dell Latitude 6430u laptops are complaining that their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine.

  • Wine consumption increase may trigger global shortage

    Wine consumption increase may trigger global shortage

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 8:43 AM EDT2013-10-30 12:43:37 GMT
    Wine supplies may be running out. According to a report by Morgan Stanley Research, wine consumption has been increasing steadily around the world, so much so, that demand may soon outpace supply.
    Wine supplies may be running out. According to a report by Morgan Stanley Research, wine consumption has been increasing steadily around the world, so much so, that demand may soon outpace supply.
  • Willis Report: Answers to common Obamacare questions

    Willis Report: Answers to common Obamacare questions

    Wednesday, October 30 2013 7:13 AM EDT2013-10-30 11:13:55 GMT
    Gerri Willis answers questions about the President’s Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. 
    Gerri Willis answers questions about the President’s Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. 
  • Alexandria woman claims $100,000 lottery winnings hours before time runs out

    Alexandria woman claims $100,000 lottery winnings hours before time runs out

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 10:47 PM EDT2013-10-30 02:47:38 GMT
    Karen Gentry bought a Virginia Lottery Cash 5 ticket months ago at a 7-Eleven convenience store on North Kings Highway. She put it in a box in her kitchen and didn't really think about it again until this Tuesday.
    Karen Gentry bought a Virginia Lottery Cash 5 ticket months ago at a 7-Eleven convenience store on North Kings Highway. She put it in a box in her kitchen and didn't really think about it again until this Tuesday.
  • Laura's Likes: Protection and Prevention Edition

    Laura's Likes: Protection and Prevention Edition

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 8:13 PM EDT2013-10-30 00:13:11 GMT
    Halloween is right around the corner. Laura Evans has some interesting items to get us in the spirit in this edition of Laura’s Likes.
    Halloween is right around the corner. Laura Evans has some interesting items to get us in the spirit in this edition of Laura’s Likes.
  • White replaces silver as favorite car color

    White replaces silver as favorite car color

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 7:50 PM EDT2013-10-22 23:50:42 GMT

    Move over, silver. After more than a decade as the world's favorite car color, silver is falling in popularity to white.

    Move over, silver. After more than a decade as the world's favorite car color, silver is falling in popularity to white.

  • Apple unveils new Macs, iPad ahead of holidays

    Apple unveils new Macs, iPad ahead of holidays

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-10-22 23:22:23 GMT
    Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup and slashing the price of its Mac computers ahead of the holiday shopping season, as it faces an eroding tablet market share and growing competition from rival gadget makers.
    Apple Inc. is refreshing its iPad lineup and slashing the price of its Mac computers ahead of the holiday shopping season, as it faces an eroding tablet market share and growing competition from rival gadget makers.
  • Shutdown causes IRS to delay tax filing season

    Shutdown causes IRS to delay tax filing season

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-10-22 21:19:36 GMT
    Here's more fallout from the government's partial shutdown: Early tax filers will have to wait an extra week or two to get tax refunds next year.
    Here's more fallout from the government's partial shutdown: Early tax filers will have to wait an extra week or two to get tax refunds next year.
  • Kohl's opens on Thanksgiving for holiday shopping

    Kohl's opens on Thanksgiving for holiday shopping

    Tuesday, October 22 2013 9:56 AM EDT2013-10-22 13:56:18 GMT
    Kohl's Department Stores says it will open its doors on Thanksgiving for the first time, adding to the growing ranks of retailers trying to get a jump start on the holiday shopping season.
    Kohl's Department Stores says it will open its doors on Thanksgiving for the first time, adding to the growing ranks of retailers trying to get a jump start on the holiday shopping season.
  • New breast milk policy planned for online exchange

    New breast milk policy planned for online exchange

    Monday, October 21 2013 3:57 PM EDT2013-10-21 19:57:26 GMT
    An online breast milk exchange linked to bacteria contamination in a new study says it is changing its policies.
    An online breast milk exchange linked to bacteria contamination in a new study says it is changing its policies.
  • Google stock crosses $1,000 mark after earnings

    Google stock crosses $1,000 mark after earnings

    Friday, October 18 2013 6:11 PM EDT2013-10-18 22:11:56 GMT
    Google's stock surpassed the $1,000 mark for the first time, helped by strong third-quarter results.
    Google's stock surpassed the $1,000 mark for the first time, helped by strong third-quarter results.
  • J.C. Penney to open on Thanksgiving

    J.C. Penney to open on Thanksgiving

    Friday, October 18 2013 12:39 PM EDT2013-10-18 16:39:25 GMT
    J.C. Penney is opening its doors on Thanksgiving evening to kick off the holiday shopping season, as the beleaguered retailer hopes to get back in the game for the crucial selling period. The Plano, Texas-based chain will be opening most of its 1,100 stores at 8 p.m. , the same as rival Macy's. The Thanksgiving evening opening is much earlier than last year, when Penney didn't open until 6 a.m. Friday. That made the retailer one of the laggards for the unofficial kickoff to th...
    J.C. Penney is opening its doors on Thanksgiving evening to kick off the holiday shopping season, as the beleaguered retailer hopes to get back in the game for the crucial selling period. The Plano, Texas-based chain will be opening most of its 1,100 stores at 8 p.m. , the same as rival Macy's. The Thanksgiving evening opening is much earlier than last year, when Penney didn't open until 6 a.m. Friday. That made the retailer one of the laggards for the unofficial kickoff to th...
  • For US, shutdown embarrasses but damage won't last

    For US, shutdown embarrasses but damage won't last

    Thursday, October 17 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-10-18 00:05:33 GMT
    It's going to take a lot more political bungling to do any permanent damage to America's reputation or wreck its financial markets.
    It's going to take a lot more political bungling to do any permanent damage to America's reputation or wreck its financial markets.
  • DC Lottery starts paying out prizes again

    DC Lottery starts paying out prizes again

    Thursday, October 17 2013 7:32 PM EDT2013-10-17 23:32:12 GMT
    The waiting period for cashing winning lottery tickets in the District of Columbia is over.
    The waiting period for cashing winning lottery tickets in the District of Columbia is over.
  • Rep. Jim Moran pleads for bill relief for furloughed workers

    Rep. Jim Moran pleads for bill relief for furloughed workers

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 6:12 PM EDT2013-10-16 22:12:46 GMT
    Northern Virginia Congressman Jim Moran (D) convened a meeting of local business leaders to publicly ask them to cut federal workers who have been furloughed for more than two weeks some slack with their bills.
    Northern Virginia Congressman Jim Moran (D) convened a meeting of local business leaders to publicly ask them to cut federal workers who have been furloughed for more than two weeks some slack with their bills.
  • Tiny houses create new green community

    Tiny houses create new green community

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 5:32 PM EDT2013-10-16 21:32:17 GMT
    Lee Pera is a government employee who worked right on through the shutdown. Not at her day job as a geographer at the Environmental Protection Agency. Instead, she spent her days building a tiny house.
    Lee Pera is a government employee who worked right on through the shutdown. Not at her day job as a geographer at the Environmental Protection Agency. Instead, she spent her days building a tiny house.
  • Shutdown impact: Gov't urges furlough compassion

    Shutdown impact: Gov't urges furlough compassion

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 3:57 PM EDT2013-10-16 19:57:48 GMT
    The government is urging creditors to "remain patient and show compassion" for hundreds of thousands federal workers who remain furloughed without a paycheck.
    The government is urging creditors to "remain patient and show compassion" for hundreds of thousands federal workers who remain furloughed without a paycheck.
  • Chocolate prices on the rise

    Chocolate prices on the rise

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 7:54 AM EDT2013-10-16 11:54:16 GMT
    Chocolate lovers may have to empty their wallets a bit more to satisfy their cravings. Thanks to an uptick in demand for dark chocolate as more health-conscious consumers seek out the commodity, chocolate prices are expected to hit record highs this year.
    Chocolate lovers may have to empty their wallets a bit more to satisfy their cravings. Thanks to an uptick in demand for dark chocolate as more health-conscious consumers seek out the commodity, chocolate prices are expected to hit record highs this year.
  • Low-paying fast-food jobs cost American $7 billion a year

    Low-paying fast-food jobs cost American $7 billion a year

    Wednesday, October 16 2013 7:28 AM EDT2013-10-16 11:28:19 GMT
    Fast-food workers across America walked off the job a few weeks ago to rally for higher wages. New research shows those low-paying jobs are hitting all Americans in the wallet.
    Fast-food workers across America walked off the job a few weeks ago to rally for higher wages. New research shows those low-paying jobs are hitting all Americans in the wallet.
  • Willis Report: Is your food safe?

    Willis Report: Is your food safe?

    Is your food safe? That's a question I wish more people were asking. The truth is that the meat, dairy and vegetables you buy at the grocery store may carry bacteria or some other food contaminant.
    Is your food safe? That's a question I wish more people were asking. The truth is that the meat, dairy and vegetables you buy at the grocery store may carry bacteria or some other food contaminant.
  • Macy's to open on Thanksgiving, breaking 155 year old tradition

    Macy's to open on Thanksgiving, breaking 155 year old tradition

    Monday, October 14 2013 11:32 AM EDT2013-10-14 15:32:48 GMT
    Macy's is breaking a 155 year old tradition of staying closed on Thanksgiving. This year it will open some of its stores at 8:00 pm on the holiday. The change will reportedly only effect locations in New York and Chicago.
    Macy's is breaking a 155 year old tradition of staying closed on Thanksgiving. This year it will open some of its stores at 8:00 pm on the holiday. The change will reportedly only effect locations in New York and Chicago.
  • Social Security benefit increase could be among lowest in decades

    Social Security benefit increase could be among lowest in decades

    Monday, October 14 2013 6:45 AM EDT2013-10-14 10:45:12 GMT
    Another year, another small raise for millions of people who rely on Social Security, veterans' benefits and federal pensions. Preliminary figures suggest next year's benefit increase will be roughly 1.5 percent, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
    Another year, another small raise for millions of people who rely on Social Security, veterans' benefits and federal pensions. Preliminary figures suggest next year's benefit increase will be roughly 1.5 percent, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
  • DC Lottery to stop cashing winning tickets due to shutdown

    DC Lottery to stop cashing winning tickets due to shutdown

    Friday, October 11 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-10-12 02:29:33 GMT
    If you won the D.C. Lottery recently, hopefully you have already cashed in your ticket. Beginning on Saturday, all winning payouts are on hold until the government shutdown ends.
    If you won the D.C. Lottery recently, hopefully you have already cashed in your ticket. Beginning on Saturday, all winning payouts are on hold until the government shutdown ends.
  • Starbucks asks customers to sign petition for reopened government

    Starbucks asks customers to sign petition for reopened government

    Friday, October 11 2013 6:10 PM EDT2013-10-11 22:10:59 GMT
    Starbucks, the nationwide coffee shop chain, is asking its customers to petition officials in Washington D.C. to reopen the federal government.
    Starbucks, the nationwide coffee shop chain, is asking its customers to petition officials in Washington D.C. to reopen the federal government.
  • Government shutdown affects DC tourism

    Government shutdown affects DC tourism

    Friday, October 11 2013 5:42 AM EDT2013-10-11 09:42:05 GMT
    The government shutdown doesn't just mean government services are on hold. As the days pass the impact on businesses that serve government workers is becoming more and more significant.
    The government shutdown doesn't just mean government services are on hold. As the days pass the impact on businesses that serve government workers is becoming more and more significant.
  • Panel: 3 applicants for casino license suitable

    Panel: 3 applicants for casino license suitable

    Thursday, October 10 2013 4:22 PM EDT2013-10-10 20:22:46 GMT
    A Maryland panel has found that three applicants are suitable to pursue a license to open a casino near the nation's capital.
    A Maryland panel has found that three applicants are suitable to pursue a license to open a casino near the nation's capital.
  • Thefts of specialty glasses and mugs becoming costly for local restaurants and bars

    Thefts of specialty glasses and mugs becoming costly for local restaurants and bars

    Thursday, February 6 2014 12:08 AM EST2014-02-06 05:08:35 GMT
    It's a problem plaguing restaurants and bars around our region. We are talking about theft, but not from the till. People are stealing glasses right off the table tops and bars and just walking off.
    It's a problem plaguing restaurants and bars around our region. We are talking about theft, but not from the till. People are stealing glasses right off the table tops and bars and just walking off.
  • Coca-Cola pods will let people make drinks at home

    Coca-Cola pods will let people make drinks at home

    Thursday, February 6 2014 7:04 AM EST2014-02-06 12:04:18 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Coca-Cola is looking to tap into a new market, with plans to let people make its sodas and other drinks at home. The world's biggest beverage maker said Wednesday that it's buying a 10 percent stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. for $1.25 billion as part of an agreement to bring its familiar brands into the fast-growing at-home market. Green Mountain is known for its single-serve coffee makers, but is developing a machine for cold drinks as well. The deal comes as S...
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Coca-Cola is looking to tap into a new market, with plans to let people make its sodas and other drinks at home. The world's biggest beverage maker said Wednesday that it's buying a 10 percent stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. for $1.25 billion as part of an agreement to bring its familiar brands into the fast-growing at-home market. Green Mountain is known for its single-serve coffee makers, but is developing a machine for cold drinks as well. The deal comes as S...
  • New rules would ensure safety of infant formula

    New rules would ensure safety of infant formula

    Thursday, February 6 2014 8:17 PM EST2014-02-07 01:17:27 GMT
    After nearly two decades of study, the Food and Drug Administration announced rules Thursday designed to make sure that infant formula is safe and nutritious.
    After nearly two decades of study, the Food and Drug Administration announced rules Thursday designed to make sure that infant formula is safe and nutritious.
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